Real Jardin Botànico de Madrid!

Well well, I am not really into gardens lousy planter and sinusis problems all my life, but been around women who adores them and very much into it. Therefore, I have been to the Real Jardin Botànico de Madrid or the Royal Botanical Garden of Madrid since my early age living in the city.

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And I have come back to show it to my dear late wife Martine who really really loves them. Now, I bring my young men sons around for a souvenir stop over. I have been there before with them and mother and written a piece in my blog which I show here: My previous post on the Royal Botanical Garden of Madrid

As written before and have webpages on the link above will just briefly touch base to add two more pictures to the garden’s collection in my blog.  Hope you enjoy it as it is in  a very popular area !

The Royal Botanical Garden of Madrid (Real Jardin Botanico de Madrid) is a research center of the Higher Council of Scientific Research. Founded by royal decree on October 17, 1755 in Madrid by King Fernando VI, at Migas Calientes, it was then ordered by King Carlos III at its current location, on the Paseo del Prado, more precisely at Plaza de Murillo , 2 near Prado Museum. This garden hosts, on three terraces, plants from Europe, but also from America and the Pacific. It is surrounded by walls and vegetation, the tranquility of this 8-hectare setting is appreciable in a heaven of peace.

The garden is divided into 3 terraces. The lowest terrace, called Cuadrados Terrace (square terrace) presents collections of endemic plants, medicinal, aromatic and a beautiful rose garden of ancient and primitive roses. Then, the terrace of Escuelas ( Schools terrace ), still as it was conceived in 1774, presents the plants according to the botanical classification of Karl von Linné, from the most primitive to the most evolved. The upper terrace, terrace Plano de la Flor (Flower Plains terrace), more of the 19C, more romantic, houses old and recent greenhouses.

The first collections of about 2000 species were constituted around 1755 , then in 1774, King Carlos III entrusted their implantation to the Prado. In 1788, the Dahlia, native of Mexico, is acclimatized for the first time in Europe. At this time, the garden distributes free medicinal plants to the population. Today the botanical garden contains more than 5000 species of plants.

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There you go a space of tranquility in a noisy area of the Museum triangle. Enjoy the garden in my beloved Madrid. And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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